In this season of Covid and all of the physical and mental suffering that has gone with it . . . can you imagine finding out there is a healer in town? That just a simple word or a touch could cure you or your loved one of any ailment?
Wouldn’t you do just about anything to get yourself or your loved one there?
Matthew 8 begins with the words…
Large crowds followed Jesus.Matthew 8:1
Because He healed them. And I get it. How often do you and I run to Jesus when we need Him to heal or help while allowing life to distract us when things are going well.
And it’s realizing how easily I’m distracted by life that makes me love Him all the more. His grace, mercy, patience, and understanding . . . His love in spite of my shortcomings overwhelms me.
You see, I’m so much like the disciples.
I’ve seen His miraculous power at work…
- He healed Rev of near-fatal Constrictive Pericarditis and gave us bonus days to count.
- He protected our 1 lb 9 oz preemie grandson through months in the NICU, PICU, and beyond. Today he is a thriving 12-year-old.
Yet, when the storms of life blow in, when I need Jesus, I can still cry out…
“Lord, save [me]! [I’m] going to drown!”Matthew 8:25
And He replies…
“Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!”Matthew 8:26
I picture Him with a twinkle in His eye. He understands our weaknesses and wants us to know He is able to control the storms—those without and those within.
His power is greater than our circumstances. Whatever is going on in your life or mine, we can cry out to Him in the middle of the storm and trust Him to be with us.
Pray When You Need Jesus to Calm You
Lord, thank you for Your love and patience. I am so sorry for the times I ignore You when things are going well only to come running to You when I need You to heal me or someone I love. Too often, I use busyness as an excuse—until another storm rages around me or within me and then I cry out to You again for help. Please forgive me.
Please help me by the power of Your Spirit to . . . “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances,” [knowing] this is Your will for me. (1 Thessalonians 5:16–18) Keep me focused on You . . . knowing You are with me and that in Your presence I will find peace and healing. You are always greater than my circumstances and I thank and praise You with all my heart. Yours is the power and glory forever. Amen.
When you need Jesus to calm you…
When you’re in the middle of a storm.
When you need healing.
When you’re alone.
When you don’t know where to turn.
Jesus is with you. He is greater than this storm you are facing. He will calm the winds and waves or He will calm you. He will give you what you need to get through this.
So, today’s post-it note…
The Lord is with me. I have everything I need.
God bless you! Have a wonderful day in the Lord.
Thank you so much for joining me today.
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